news.daily permission problems

Patrick Schreurs patricks at
Mon Jan 19 16:28:21 UTC 2004

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Simon Bell wrote:

> Hi
> Im having trouble getting news.daily to run successfully. Im running the
> version of INN which comes pre-installed with Fedora Core 1. Running the
> file results in this error:
> sh-2.05b$ /usr/lib/news/bin/news.daily
> touch: cannot touch `/var/lib/news/tmp/doex3444': Permission denied
> chmod: failed to get attributes of `/var/lib/news/tmp/doex3444': Permission
> denied
> /usr/lib/news/bin/news.daily: line 225: /var/lib/news/tmp/doex3444:
> Permission denied
> Ive looked, and the directories upto /var/lib/news/tmp/ are all owned by
> news, however the files inside /var/lib/news/tmp/ are owned by root, which
> im assuming is whats causing the problem. What would make these files be
> created as root? Should I just manually chown them to news or should they be
> news automatically to make news.daily work?

Just chown to news. Perhaps you did run news.daily sometime
as root by accident? Is the user news able to create files in
/var/lib/news/tmp ?


Patrick Schreurs
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